USC’s run through the transfer portal continued Sunday, but this time it was the defensive side of the ball getting a boost. Former Auburn edge rusher Romello Height announced on social media that he intends to transfer to USC.

It’s a significant addition for the Trojans as most of the attention so far had been paid to the offensive side of the ball. USC was in need of some pass-rushing punch, and Height will be in a position to help there. A 3-star outside linebacker prospect out of the 2020 class, Height chose Auburn over Kentucky and Miami, among others.

Auburn had him playing more on the line, and he recorded 18 tackles and three tackles for loss during the 2021 season primarily as a rotation option. The 6-foot-5 defender appeared in 10 total games during his two seasons with the program and could play as many as four seasons for the Trojans thanks to the NCAA’s COVID waiver.

Among SEC edge rushers with at least 100 snaps played in 2021, Height posted the 12th-best pass-rushing grade, per PFF.

The Trojans need help along the defensive front seven after generating the fewest tackles for loss in the conference last season. Perhaps Height’s addition starts on a run on defensive players.